Safety Austin Lee out of Alta High was one of the first commits of the 2012 class for Utah, but he's hoping that he's not the last and spent much of his weekend trying to get other players to come.
"It was a great trip. The first day we got settled and went to lunch at the Spaghetti Factory and got to know some of the other players. Then we toured the facilities. We checked out the lockers and went tubing, which was way fun."
Lee was hosted by tight end Dallin Rogers, who was also the host of one of Lee's good friends.
"Dallin Rogers was my host. He was also Chase Hansen's host. We went bowling and he's a really nice guy. He's a stud on and off the field."
Lee enjoyed the chance to spend time with current Utah commits and players still considering coming to Salt Lake City during the weekend.
"I hung out with Chase Hansen, Jake Jackson, Moana (Ofahengaue), and (Brandon) Fanaika, and they were real fun to hang out with."
Lee spent a lot of his weekend trying to get some of the uncommitted players, or players committed to other schools, to come to Utah and is feeling pretty confident on at least one of them.
"I definitely did. I don't know about Brandon, but Chase has been working Brandon more than I have. I know he likes Utah a lot, but he probably likes the education at Stanford. Moana, defeinitely though. I've been working on him and he felt really comfortable. I feel like he will commit."
The local safety will continue to work hard between now and signing day to bring more players to Utah and build on the solid recruiting class they already have in place.
"I definitely want to add some of those guys and tell them that Utah is a really good place and they should be going there. I want to get the best players up there and make this the best recruiting class we've ever had."
Lee plans on enrolling over the summer, participating in fall camp, and then leaving for a mission in the fall.
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